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THE N. K.
Peers Hitherto Esteemed a. to Their Dtre
Electa Are PBaalnf Away.
The average layman baa Ions been
sustained by a mcret bclitf tbat the
vatmjori:y cf bacteria aro harmless,
nil, cutiiilerin;j that he daily eonromrs
mfUinns cf tbi-m in eating, drinking
and ilerpinp, it in condoling to find the
belief cenflrmej by an eminent author-
Another ncirnti.it contributing to an
English review docs something toward
relieviog bacteria of tbeir eTil name by
explaining how much tbey have to do
with nrrrnffal batter making. Batter,
M every cue known, is beat made from
oar cream and doea not keep well en
less the cream ia so tired before churn
ing. Thia result ia usually attained by
letting tlio cream stand till it sours of
ita own accord. Bat a series of experi
ments curried on in Sleswick-Holstein
have prorcd that the soaring of cream
ia produced by the presence cf certain
bacteria, which can be caltirntcd and
introduced in inch a way as to cause
artificially tbo necessary touring.
A doctor named Witter baa studied
the subject, and "so skillfully blended
certain culture- together that when the
mixture waa added in due proportion to
sterilized cream to effect souring, the
butter mailo therefrom was of moat de
licious flavor, puro and of great com
mercial valuo, inasmuch as it kept ad
mirably. The dried seed or powder of the bac
teria used in this process can now be
bonpht put up in bottles. A proportion
ia added to a small quantity of skimmed
milk, which ie subjected to moderate
continuous beat till tbe bacteria have
developed. The "fermentation starter"
is then added to tbo crciiin. The pure
culture is only used occasionally, enough
of the "stni trr" being left over every
day to begin operations with on the
next. The excellence of Daninh butter
is attributed to the caro taken in choos
ing tbo "fermentation starter." Pop
ular Scicnco Monthly.
Their Waaderfnll Fashioned TMmlnatlT.
XnU and Their Tiny Egg.
Suddenly a glint shot from the point
where my gazo was dreamily focused.
That wns all. bat suspicion and rmvago
instincts were armed. For t?n minutes
my eyes followed tho contour of each of
the small bong lis 20 fect above me, mere
twins from a higher and greater branch,
which in turn declined from a mighty,
outstretched arm of tbe ginnt Presently
suspicion centered in an insignificant,
lichen covered wart on the upper side
of a brunch as large, perhaps, as a
lady's wrist. It was like a doeen others,
yet not exactly like them. Tho lichen
seemed to mo just a shade grayer and
more regular, and tbe knot was a trifle
too round. I Z eared to take my eyes
away, lest it were lost before I bad
Droved it to be only a natural excres
cenoe. Tbe sudden glint again struck
my eye, there was a strange, tuneful
bum, and eurekal Directly above tbe
point I was watching there hovered.
With wings vibrating themselves into a
misty point, an exquisite ruby throat
Then it settled on the diminutive cup
ox lichen, and I bad found my first
humming bird's nest.
By climbing far up above and then
crawling carefully down on a separate
iiruD, one could look over the nest.
scarcely a yard away, to ouiniro the
tiny white eggs and thuevtn more fairy
like nest, niarvclou&ly woven inside
with the finest and softest fiber, and
coated on the outer periphery against
the weather with delieato lichen, which
Just turned the rim so as to shed any
insistent raindrop that might penetrato
tbe manifold roof of leaves overhead.
The whole would have fitted in a circle
made by joining the lcdcs finger and
thumb. "The Oakdwclleri," by C D,
Lanior, in 8cribncr'a,
Death Thraaga a Taraatala.
One of tL; thickest and most com
plot and justifiable killings that ever
I saw came about through a tarantula.
It was at a mine camp, and the camp
mujy aaa a tarantula impaled, on a
tick. A man newly arrived from the
east stood gaaing. fascinated with hor
ror, at tira sauinning ret tile, workin
its blsck fangs in the effort to reach
something that it could fasten them
into. So ldenlv. without warning, the
vales. BoUl everywhere. -iMo cnly by
Sew York, Mum. rniimnwpiiM.
bully thrust tbe tarantula straight" into
tbe tenderfoot's face. Bis whiskers
saved him from the .fangs, but he let
out a yell as if he bad actually been
bitten and jumped back, I fully believe,
ten feet Then, as tbe fellow came pok
ing the tarantula toward him again, tbe
tenderfoot drew bis revolver and turned
looeo on his tormentor. His first shot
would have been enough, as it went
straight through tbe fellow's body, but
the tenderfoot had his excitement to
work off, and he never stopped shooting
until his revolver had been emptied and
tbe man with tbe tarantula was a sieve.
"Served him right," was the verdict of
the coroner's jury, and the case never
went to court for trial. New York Sun.
Wesley Is There
One of tbe most beautiful English
church edifices is Barnet church, Herts,
In this church, according to The Meth
odist Times of London, are groined
niches in which respectively are appro
priately placed well . considered and
cleverly modeled statuettes of England's
six greatest preachers. The list is as fol
lows: St Auguatin of Canterbury, the
apostle of England; St Aiden, bishop
of IJndisfarne; St Hugh of Lincoln;
Latimer, the martyr; .John Wesley and
Canon Liddon. So far as we are aware,
this is the first time John Wesley baa
been placed in an Episcopal church on a
level with such goodly company.
A Creel Cot.
"I have teen better days," began the
"So have L" said tbe approached
"But I don't think this rain will last
long. "Detroit free Press.
Be Does Hoasswork.
The vexing servant problem is being
solved in more than one household in
London in a most unique way. A cer
tain manufacturer, who advertised for
a clerk, waa flooded by hundreds of ap
plications, while at the same time his
wife, advertising for a "general ser
vant," had not one likely applicant In
a joking way tbe man suggested to one
of bis applicants (who was a young
married man with two children) that
he try his hand at housework. The cat
er was accepted on. the spot and the
young man baa turned out to be snob a
success that several other . householders
have adopted the same plan.
Mr. B. B. Greeve, merchant, o
Chilhowie. Ye., certifies that he had
consumption, was given np to die.
sought all medical treatment that
money conld procure, tried all cough
remedies that be could hear of. bnt
got no relief; spent many nights sit
ting np tn a c&air; was induced to
try Dr. King's New Discovery, and
was cured by the nse of two bottles.
For past three years baa been at
tending to business, and says Dr
King's New Discovery is the grand
est remedy ever made, as it has done
so much for him and also for others
in bis community. Dr. King's New
Discovery la guaranteed for Coughs,
Colds aad Consumption. It don't
fail. Trial bottles free at Harts &
Ullemejer's drag store.
It Star MVS Yoar 14f .
A dose or two of Foley's Honey and
xar wui prevent an attack of pneu
monia, grip or severe cold if taken
in time. Cares ooughs, colds, croup,
ia grippe, hoarseness, difficult
broathins?. hoopias? coueh. indolent
consumption, asthma or bronchitis.
uivea posit its reuei tn advanced
tagee of consumption, asthma or
bronchitis. Gaaraateed. Sold by
M. F. Bahnsen and T. H. Thomas,
Care la a Day.
kfystio Cure" for rheumatism
and neuralgia radically cures in one
to three days. Its action upon tbe
system is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes at once the cause, and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly Deaent. ? cents.
8old by Otto Grotjan, 1801 Second
avenue, druggist. Book Island; Gnat
sonlegel at Boa, West Second street.
Just try a 10 cent box of Casoarets,
t te finest liver and bowel regulator
Protection Can Grew Nothing? witfe
.Xabor an Free List
fcsweet Be.a.a.lhla BiUear wt tk
sua atf Steal Kail Pawl. '
One of the best speeches made in the
boos while' .the. Dingley bill waa be
ing discussed was made by John C Ball,
of Colorado. With facta which are In
disputable, and logic which ia unan
swerable, he exposed many ef the fal
lacies of protection. His exposure of
the absurd claim that protection helps
tbe workdngman ia especially good.
Here ia a part of it:
"But our friends upon the other aide
say tbat they levy a tariff for the bene
at of tne wage-workers. I say to yon
that any tariff bill, I care not from
whom it comes, that does not contain a
provision for prohibiting the free In
flow of immigration from foreign coun
tries ia oblivious of the rights of labor
and is opposed to the interest of all
"Protection is always asked in tbe
interest of others. Kew, observe how it
4s asked in behalf of the poor laboring
man just enough to cover the differ
ence between the European scale of
wages and our own. What hypocrisy 1
fho ever beard of the laboring man
getting rich manufacturing? The sta
tisticians clearly figured from the cen
sus of 1880 that about six per cent, on
our dutiable list would cover the differ
ence between the European wage sched
ule and ours, or that about 18 per cent,
ad valorem covered the entire labor cost
of our Hst of 1880. While the manufac
turer then asked for the poor laborer his
six per cent, he got for himsejf at tbe
hand of congress six times six per cent
"Is there any reason why a high tariff
affects wages injuriously? Yea; by
enabling employers to build np a vi
cious trust system for the manufactur
er and against the laborer. The high
tariff makes the manufacturer com
plete master of the wage-worker.
"In the review of R. O. Dun A Co,
in their weekly review of trade, dated
February 18, it is stated:
" Ko other event of tbe week ap
proaches in importance the disruption
of the steel rail pooL In two days,' says
the report, 'after it a greater tonnage of
rails was probably purchased than the
entire production of the last year, re
ported at 800,000 tons, and Instead of
$28 in December and $25 in January,
$17 ia now the price at which works
east and west are seeking orders. And
further,' says the report, the Carnegie
company has been selling at $17, Chi
cago delivery. These sales will employ
many thousand hands, with an impor
tant decrease in the cost of track laying
on renewal of railroads.
'Now, my friends, let me ask yon,
was it the rising or lowering price that
employed these thousands of men?
Our friend, Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois,
tells of the benefits of a higher duty on
iron and steel. Did the steel rail pool
need more tariff? What is the differ
ence in giving the manufacture a
double profit through a high tariff or
through a pool? Do they ever share
the profits of the pool with labor? No.
Will they ever share the profits of a
It takes no political economist to
answer these questions. If the United
States manufacturers can reap twice
the profit under a high tariff by limit
ing themselves to the home market and
running half time, why should they run
full tune and invade foreign markets?
They never will. They will sit down
comfortably and sell their limited sup
ply of goods for increased profits, mak
ing them more than whole, while the
laborer tramps the country in search of
work just as be does under the trust
"It is unfortunate that the hum
drum of the tariff has been sounded in
the ears of the people until many of
them really believe that foreign trade
is unimportant, if not a curse. Why
did the breaking of the steel rail pool
put so many men to work? It was be
cause the consequent lower price for
iron and steel brought most liberal or
ders from abroad as well as at borne.
Suppose the tariff bad been prohibitive
and we would have been confined to the
home market Would the manufac
turers have made so many goods? No,
but they would have doubled tbeir
profits on what they did make. The
people could not have bought so many
because of the increased price. Who
would have suffered? First the work
men, because they would have bad
fewer goods to make; secondly, the
consumer, because he could not have
bought so many at a higher price. Who
would have been benefited? The man
nfactorer. because he might have made
and handled less goods, made a double
profit end really have gained, as he
would have bad fewer to handle for the
This bill will Increase the manufac
turer's profits on the individual arti
cles, bnt win lessen the power of the
people to buy or nse his wares.
"It is tbe poverty of the buyer, not
the producer, that must be relieved be
fore things will thrive.
The manufacturer has every facility
to produce, but no facility to sell.
"It is the consumption that must first
be stimulated, and that will stimulate
"There are but a few crumbs in thia
bill to aid the op pi seed f armer of the
interior or the laborer, but thousands
of things to further oppress him.
Higher sugar, higher salt higher lum
ber, higher clothing, higher manufac
tured products and absolutely nothing;
to raise the price of labor a high tariff
on labor's prod acta, limiting the de
mand for his labor by narrowing the
market, bnt throwing the porta wide
open for tbe free importation of other
laborer from foreign countries to free
Tbe two trains recently ' built by
the Pullman company for the Bur
lington load, to ran hereafter as tbe
limited express between Chicago and
Sc. Panl and Minneapolis, are identi
cally alike 1st construction, equip
ment aaa Balsa, ana they are
claimed to be tbe finest trains ia the
world. Each ttala consists of five
oars of standard Pullman color from
end to end. These car ar all of en
tirely new desigss mad parposely
lor tee Burlington route. They are
mounted on Pullman 6 .wheel tracks,
and have vestibule extending to tbe
'on wiotn ox the ear, making a solid
train from the baggage to tbe coach
the train is lighted from end to end
bv electricity, bnt is also equipped
with the Piotseh gas lighting sys
tem. fcnglaeer William GUmore and
Fireman B. F. Negus have resumed
their duties with the ' Book Island
road, after being laid np five months
from injuries sustained ia the wreck
at Malcolm. Iowa, which resulted ta
the death of Engineer James Dyer.
Mr- tiiimore'a old engine ha been
tored. and he is now tannins? the
606. Mr Negas. who was Engineer
ujers n reman, is now running with
Engineer Ike Pickard. of the Book
It-land, is laid np at his home in Chi
cago, as tbe result of an acoideat
which occurred to him in thia city.
He runs on the Illinois division.
w nen nis engine was brought to a
standstill in the yards be noticed
tbat the driving pin was verv hot.
In removing the eap of tbe cup tbe
no on expioaea ana splashed into
nis face, severely burning it
me exenrsiod ran by tbe B. I e
P to Peoria today was taken ia by
boat 300 people from Book Island
a Muiine, en opportunity being
afforded to Inspect the svstem of
parks in that city In operation under
the law of whioh the tri-ci ties propose
to avail themselves. It is expected
that many will return home converts
to the park cause.
Tom Dunn's engine, the 660, has
been taken off the Iowa division and
p aeed on the Illinois division of the
Rock Island. She is now rnnning on
it local freight between here aad
Pern, under the guidance of 8i
tpragne. Dnnn is now piloting the
i.oa Aicuovern. the Milwaukee en
gineer, has parted company with hi
ia iron norse, the 431. for awhile.
he has been sent to the shop In
i;nioago ior repairs, in the mean
time McGovera is running tbe 147.
me i4. frank Hodgdon'a o trine
ii tne nock isiana. has been sent to
he Davenport shop fer repairs
James Smith' engine, the 916. baa
come oat of the Davenport shop.
i ne passenger aepot ana trainmas
ter and vardmaater'e office of the
Kock island, are being treated to
coat of paint inside and outside.
Joshua Tate ha returned to hi
old position as engineer for the Bock
island road. He is now running ex.
tra on the Illinois division. '
Condnotor J. C. Auld. of the B. I.
& P.. bloomed oat in a new uniform
The railroad office were closed at
noon in honor of Memorial day
-everal wipers at tbe Bock Island'
round bouse bave been laid off
Business on tbe Bock Island road
i reported better,
When a man owns a blooded horse
he is always careful of It health,
He look after it diet and la parties.
lar tbat the feeding shall be regular
and right. While he 1 doing this it
ia uaeiy as not mat ne is himself saf.
fering from some disease or disorder.
When tbe trouble get so bad that he
cannot work, he will begin to gtve
himself the care he gave the horse
at tbe start. Good pare, rich, red
blood is the best insurance against
disease of any kind. Almost all
diseases come from impure or Im
poverished blood. Keep the blood
par and strong and disease eaa find
no foothold. That is the Drineiole
upon which Dr Pierce's Golden Med.
leal Discovery works. It cleanse.
purifies and enriches the blood, pat
and keeps the whole body ia perfect
order; makes appetite good, diges
tion strong, assimilation perfect. It
bring ruddy, virile health. I
build up solid, wholesome flesh (not
is.j wnen, irom any cause, reduced
oeiow tne healthy standard.
Cascaret Candv i?sthrti tt
most wonderful medical discovery of
the age. pleasant and refreshing to
the taste, act gently aad positively
oa the bowel, cleansing the entire
system, dispel colds, ear hejHfht.
ibvbt, uarotuai oonsapauon aad Ml
ionsnee. Please bay and try a box
oic.ee today; 10. 35. ftO cents.
8old and guaranteed
to eon by all
ii yon want to quit tobarvo asing
easily and forever, be made well.
strong, magnetic, run oi new Ufa and
vigor, take No-To-Bc the woader-
worker that aaakee weak mea atroag.
"7 shmsi San psBsas ia SCSI Cttya.
Over 400,000 eared. Bay No-Te-Bee
from your own druggist, who win
guarantee a eare. .Booklet aad ani
IeMiMtt. Addre tterHag
"-j wiuiBsgo pr niew
Meant trial bottle of Foley's
em prevent senoaa re
sults from this fatal Usees Sold
br M. P. Bahnsen and T. H. Thoatae,
NOW THINK HMD
In QTfcr to bring before foe people"
generally a better of Rock 4
Island's advantages and to cultivate a
taste for well written advertisements
The Argus Offers
For th best display advertisement
calculated to induce the location of
residents or factories in Rock Island.
The contest to be conducted
On the Following Conditions
( ) The contest is open to any resident of Rock
Island, male or female.
(2) OnW one "ad" will be considered from each
0) The adve tisemem must not contain more than
one hundred words
(4) 1 he contest opens Tuesday. May 18, and closes
Saturday. June S, at 6 p. m. All "ads" must be at The
Argus office by that hour
(J) Every "ad" must bear the full name and ad
dress of the contestant and the number of words it contains.
(6) The award of the prize will be made by a com
mittee of three, composed of T. H. Thomas. Charles Buford
and Prof. J. E Gustu, of Augustana co If ge.
(7) The winner will be given an order for $5 worth
of books of his or her own selection.
In This Connection It May Be Said
That an advertisement containing the
fewest words is often the most striking,
and that the most grammatical is not
always the most attractive. Common
sense and truthfulness should be
kept in mind. The ad that is the best
in all respects, the most striking, origi
nal and most likely to carry conviction
vwith it, will win the prize. Competitors
wiH bear in mind that the "ad" should
be prepared as though it were to be
used in New York papers for the pur
pose of attracting factories or residents
to Rock Island. The "ad" is to be what
is know as a display advertisement in
other words one to be set in large bold
.type to attract attention.
ta Prize of $5
Worth of BooRs
! sASTlaV aaTWTc7fcaaa7
ly compete with his work.